Pet Parade Bring your dog, cat or pig to the 4th annual...

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June 29, 2000|By Crystal Williams

Pet Parade

Bring your dog, cat or pig to the 4th annual Pet Parade Tuesday at the American Visionary Art Museum. The event runs from 10 a.m. until noon. Pets can win prizes for their costumes at an awards ceremony after the parade. There also will be performances by the Black Cherry Puppet Theater and "the Bubble Guy" with his bubble-making machine from noon to 2 p.m. Music will play into the night courtesy of the T. T. Tucker Band from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by New Orleans-based Roy Carrier and the Night Rockers.

Registration for the parade starts at 9:30 a.m. The day's events last from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The American Visionary Art Museum is located at 800 Key Highway. Admission to the museum is $1 for the day. Call 410-244-1900.

Howard County's 150th birthday

Howard County is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and your kids are invited to the birthday party Wednesday. The party is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the new "Sesqui" Centennial Park. Children can enjoy period activities such as shuttle cock, a badminton-type game, the Grand March, a traditional 19th-century dance, croquet, beanbag toss, tic-tac-toe ring toss, a hockey-type game called slap shot and more. There will also be moonlight canoe rides, the premiere of a historical mural by Howard County native Joseph Y. Regan, a performance of local composer Robert Lichtenberger's "The Sesquicentennial March" by the Columbia Concert Band and a performance by Cast in Bronze, a travelling carillon ensemble.

The "Sesqui" Centennial Park was formerly Centennial Park. Events run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and are free.. Call 410-313-1693.

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